Pikachu (SM Promo 4)

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Pikachu  
ピカチュウ Pikachu
Lightning
PikachuSMPromo81.jpg
SM81 print
Illus. Sanosuke Sakuma
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Pikachu
Type Lightning
Hit Points 70
weakness
Fighting×2
resistance
Metal-20
retreat cost
 
English expansion SM Black Star Promos
English card no. SM04
Japanese expansion Pikachu's New Friends
Japanese card no. 004/004
Japanese expansion SM-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 114/SM-P
Expansion McDonald's Collection 2017
English card no. 5/12
English expansion SM Black Star Promos
English card no. SM76
Japanese expansion SM-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 008/SM-P
English expansion SM Black Star Promos
English card no. SM81
Japanese expansion SM-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 003/SM-P
Japanese expansion SM-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 207/SM-P
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Pikachu.

Pikachu (Japanese: ピカチュウ Pikachu) is a Lightning-type Basic Pokémon card. It was first released as one of the SM Black Star Promos.

Card text

Lightning Thunder Wave
でんじは
Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent's Active Pokémon is now Paralyzed.
LightningColorlessColorless Electro Ball
エレキボール
50


Pokédex data

Lightning
Lightning
Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
025 1'04" (0.4 m) 13.2 lbs. (6.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
A plan was recently announced to gather many Pikachu and make an electric power plant.
たくさんの ピカチュウを 集め 発電所を 造る 計画が 最近 発表 された。

Release information

This card was released as one of the English SM Black Star Promos handed out to attendees to Target's Pokémon Sun and Moon launch event held on November 19, 2016. It was released as part of the Pikachu's New Friends Collection in Japan. In the UK, this print was given away to the first 250 customers at participating GAME stores holding midnight launch events for the Sun & Moon expansion on February 3, 2017. Events were held at stores in Brentwood, Hinckley, Liverpool, and Plymouth, England.

Two different SM-P Promotional cards were later made available in Japan from December 9, 2016, coinciding with the release of Collection Sun and Collection Moon. The print numbered 003/SM-P was available in the Pikachu Special Set, which could be purchased at Pokémon Centers, Pokémon Stores, and some store chains, including: Circle K Sunkus, Daily Yamazaki, FamilyMart, Ministop, and Lawson. The print numbered 008/SM-P was available in the Toys "R" Us Limited GX Starter Set. The Pikachu's New Friends print was reprinted in Japan as another SM-P Promotional card, available as part of the Midsummer's Pika Pika Alola Festival, which ran from July 22 to September 3, 2017. Customers at participating Pokémon Centers (including the Pokémon Center Online) and Pokémon Stores who purchased five booster packs in one transaction were given 1 of 6 possible promotional cards. This print features the Pokémon Center logo in the bottom right corner of the artwork.

The SM Black Star Promotional print was later reprinted as a Confetti Holo in the McDonald's Collection 2017. The General Mills Sun & Moon Mini Packs packaged in specially-marked cereals, released August 22, 2017, included a Sequin Holofoil variant of the original SM Promotional print. The SM-P prints with different artwork were later released in English as SM Black Star Promos in Shining Legends-related products, both released October 6, 2017. The 003/SM-P print (becoming SM81) was available in the Shining Legends Super-Premium Collection and Shining Legends Premium Powers Collection, while the 008/SM-P print (becoming SM76) was contained within the Shining Legends Pin Collection—Pikachu.

The SM76 print was later released in Japan as another numbered SM-P Promotional card, this time Non Holofoil, as part of the Shining Ultra Beast Campaign, which began on March 2, 2018. For every five booster packs purchased in one transaction at participating stores, customers would receive a special pack containing 1 of 6 possible cards. This print has the campaign logo in the bottom right corner of the artwork.

Gallery

PikachuSMPromo4.jpg
SM04 print
Illus. kirisAki
PikachuSMPromo76.jpg
SM76 print
Illus. match
PikachuSMPromo81.jpg
SM81 print
Illus. Sanosuke Sakuma
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

Origin

Thunder Wave and Electro Ball are both moves in the Pokémon games that Pikachu can learn. This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Sun.


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